Category: Interviews

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8/24/16 Daniel Lazare

Daniel Lazare, author of The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy, discusses the US’s imposition of a no-fly zone in northern Syria to protect Kurdish allies fighting Syrian government-allied forces; and how this marks a dangerous escalation in the war.

8/24/16 Ray McGovern

Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst and co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS), discusses former CIA deputy director Michael Morrell’s suggestion that the US military should engage in state-sponsored terrorism to make Russia, Iran, and Assad amenable to a US-approved regime change in Syria.

8/24/16 Jonathan Landay

Reuters journalist Jonathan Landay discusses the US’s inability to stop Shi’ite militias from massacring Sunni civilians when Falluja was retaken from the Islamic State in June; and why a future campaign to take Mosul could result in the sectarian-cleansing of Sunnis from the city.

8/18/16 Kelley B. Vlahos

Kelley Vlahos, a contributing editor for The American Conservative, discusses the bellicose warmongers sure to be appointed to Hillary Clinton’s incoming war cabinet; and the prevailing myth that COIN doctrine and the surges in Iraq and Afghanistan were successful.

8/18/16 Jeffrey Carr

Jeffrey Carr, a cyber intelligence expert and CEO of Taia Global, Inc., discusses the hack of an NSA server containing powerful hacking tools and malware used to infect computers around the world; the vulnerabilities in computer and networking hardware made by US tech companies like Cisco; and how cyber warfare between the US and Russia could escalate.

8/12/16 Grant F. Smith

Grant F. Smith, author of Big Israel: How Israel’s Lobby Moves America, discusses the Obama administration’s proposal to greatly increase US aid to Israel; and Grant’s federal lawsuit claiming that any such aid should be illegal since Israel is a nuclear-armed state that hasn’t signed the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

8/10/16 Marcy Wheeler

Marcy Wheeler, an independent journalist and blogger who covers national security and civil liberties, discusses the just-released Presidential Policy Guidance rule book on the Obama administration’s drone airstrikes, and why it doesn’t provide enough congressional oversight of what still amounts to an extrajudicial assassination program.

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